As we look at the lack of engagement, cultural disconnects and challenges in aligning new hires to the organization, we find a real need to focus on the process of onboarding new hires. Creating a connection to people through cohorts, process gamification, or opportunities for connectedness are critical for a long term employee cultural alignment.
Gartner research shows that just one in four employees feel connected to their organization's culture. Yet, employees who feel this way experience a 36% boost in performance and retention. - Alexia Cambon, Research Director in Gartner's HR research practice.